Robert A. Witzburg, MD

Professor Emeritus, Medicine

Robert Witzburg
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


Dr. Witzburg has expertise in systems development in health care delivery and in medical education, with a focus on holistic evaluation of candidates for medical school. Recently, a scholarship fund at the school of medicine was founded in his name.

Other Positions

  • Associate Dean, Admissions, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health



  • Boston University School of Medicine, MD
  • Tufts University, BS


  • Published on 4/10/2013

    Witzburg RA, Sondheimer HM. Holistic review--shaping the medical profession one applicant at a time. N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 25; 368(17):1565-7. PMID: 23574032.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2011

    Kleshinski J, Case ST, Davis D, Heinrich GF, Witzburg RA. Commentary: criminal background checks for entering medical students: history, current issues, and future considerations. Acad Med. 2011 Jul; 86(7):795-8. PMID: 21715989.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2007

    Singer KH, Witzburg RA. The Health Professions Advisor’s Letter of Evaluation: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask. The Advisor. 2007; 27:23-27.

  • Published on 1/1/2006

    Witzburg RA. Boston University School of Medicine: One School’s Approach to Criminal Background Checks. The Advisor. 2006; 26:15-19.

  • Published on 1/1/2001

    Heffernan JJ, Witzburg RA, Smetana GW. Medical Evaluation of the Patient Undergoing Surgery. In, Textbook of Primary Care Medicine. Noble J (editor). Mosby Inc. St Louis,MO. 2001.

  • Published on 2/1/1999

    Weissman JS, Witzburg R, Linov P, Campbell EG. Termination from Medicaid: how does it affect access, continuity of care, and willingness to purchase insurance? J Health Care Poor Underserved. 1999 Feb; 10(1):122-37. PMID: 9989010.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/1999

    Witzburg RA. Primary Care: Balancing Health Needs, Services, and Technology (Book Note). Annals of Internal Medicine. 1999; 130:868.

  • Published on 3/13/1997

    Boulter P, Dorsey JL, Goonan K, Kaufman J, Reilly F, Witzburg RA. Quality and the medical marketplace. N Engl J Med. 1997 Mar 13; 336(11):808; author reply 808-9. PMID: 9064516.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/1/1997

    Prout MN, Sidari JN, Witzburg RA, Grillone GA, Vaughan CW. Head and neck cancer screening among 4611 tobacco users older than forty years. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1997 Feb; 116(2):201-8. PMID: 9051065.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/1996

    Bauchner H, Witzburg R, Jones C. Early and periodic screening diagnosis and treatment. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996 Nov; 150(11):1219-20. PMID: 8904869.

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